Hey. Over the years I passed several different hairstyles and it’s quite hard to keep up with them all so here is the list and timelines of each individual one.
My natural hair color is brown, but I haven’t seen that color since I was 13. I always wanted to color them red, but my mum was strictly against it.
As at that time, Facebook wasn’t as essential as it is now, and adding your parents to your friends list was a big deal for most teenagers (me including), me and my mum made a deal: She would allow me to dye my hair and in exchange I would accept her friendship request.
So that’s how I dyed my hair for the first time.
I added my mum on Facebook but I blocked all of my posts from her though. As my mum is not a very technical type she didn’t know until my sisters told on me and I had to unblock her. (for another hair color for me ofc)
I don’t understand why I was acting so secretive. It’s not like I was sharing on FB anything my mum didn’t know anyway. My wall back then was full of song lyrics and heartbroken quotes full of pain only 13 years old white girl from a rich family could experience. I cringe so hard with each Facebook memory that pops up every morning. God bless Mark Zuckerberg and FB memories for a daily reminder of how much we grow and that we’re not as ridiculous as we were years ago. Hopefully.
Anyway here is how my hair looked like at the beginning of my hairs drastic journey:
My great inspiration and hair color goal for most of my life was my favorite artist – lead singer of my favorite band Paramore: Hayley Williams. Here are some of her photos so you’ll get the idea of what I was trying to recreate:
Of course couldn’t jump right to bright red color as my mum would not handle that very well. I needed to start slowly, with just a glint of deep red.
It got deeper, brighter, and longer over time. This was when I was around 15 years old and living in another town Kosice at high school’s all-girls dormitory, so I was out of my parents to reach. But I still wasn’t as confident to color my hair such bright color.
Longer hair and the brick color were much closer to my ideal, but still not quite it. The problem with the red color is that it gets washed out very quickly.
This is a photo of my Halloween makeup look. I don’t always look like that.
Until finally I found and got the color I wanted.
There are no more words needed: Fire red
Here comes the era of long red-haired Natalia.
I kept this hairstyle for most of my school years, till our “stuzkova”- something like prom you’re all familiar with. I wanted to keep long hair for this occasion only so I could have some pretty hairdo for the night.
And right after this celebration I cut my hair short but kept the red. I was 19.
It was so hard to maintain the hair color for longer than 5 washings and I had a different color every time I washed my hair:
At this time I got to university and my mum made peace with my life decisions and hair colors.
I decided to go blonde/white/grey.
I started bleaching them on my own at first as it was a continuous process, so for some time, I had bright orange/ yellow hair. It was gross but necessary.
But the rest of the bleaching I left on a professional hairdresser and I was very pleased with the result. I only visit a hairdresser for a very massive change from long to short hair, otherwise, I cut it myself.
I was 20 and slowly started adding grey color to my hair.
A new problem with this hair color that occurred was the constant need to color my newly grown brown hair. My hair got longer and longer and I used so many peroxides to bleach them what wasn’t very favoring for them
At my 22 they were very dry, burned, and just destroyed so I decided for another change – For the shortest hairstyle I ever had and my current hairstyle:
I had this short hair for just a week now but I’m loving it.
Let’s see what my hairstyle journey will be like next time.
Thank you so much for your attention
Let me know in the comments what hairstyle of mine you liked the most 🙂